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A Matador's Mistress (2008)

Manolete (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 31 March 2010 (France)
The film starts in the trip from Sevilla to Linares, where Manolete stops in Córdoba to see his mother. He will be remembering some passages of his life.

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Menno Meyjes

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Menno Meyjes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrien Brody ... Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez "Manolete"
Penélope Cruz ... Lupe Sino
Santiago Segura ... Guillermo
Juan Echanove ... Pepe Camará
Ann Mitchell ... Doña Angustias
Josep Linuesa ... Enrique de Ahumada
Nacho Aldeguer ... Luis Miguel Dominguín
Pedro Casablanc ... General
Enrique Arce ... Apoderado de L.M. Dominguín
Tomás Pozzi ... Dealer
Jorge Cabezas Jorge Cabezas ... Fascist
Xavier Martinez Xavier Martinez ... Journalist in Dª Angustías House (as Xavier Martinez)
Berta de la Dehesa Berta de la Dehesa ... Hermana de Manolete
Natalia Moreno Natalia Moreno ... Hermana de Manolete
Pablo Calvo Pablo Calvo ... Husband 1 (Cuñado de Manolete)
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Storyline

"A Matador's Mistress" is a tragically eloquent dance of the cold brutality of uncommitted love and the high stakes of the Bullfight. Immerse yourself in the culture of Spain surrounding the age old traditions of the Matador. While the bullfight is controversial by today's standards, the ancient art-form is depicted with unflinching realism. The story is of man against beast, the bullfighter's zen, if you will; his nightly dance with death. A world-class lover enters his world; their code is their truth. Life being lived, edgy, relentlessly flirting with disaster, untamed, beautiful. Written by Amanda Abernathy

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He defied death like a god... he succumbed to love as a man.


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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

31 March 2010 (France) See more »

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Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)
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| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Also known as the title "the passion within" in some countries See more »

Goofs

The young challenger matador's hat is missing as the camera moves from long shot to the close-up. He was in mid swing of his cape with nowhere he could have placed the cap, no one near enough to hand it to, and it is not on the ground. See more »

Quotes

Guillermo: But to fight when you're afraid that's everything.
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Referenced in The Bull and the Ban (2014) See more »

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Gooood!!
24 September 2011 | by thehemptressSee all my reviews

I guess I'm just a sucker for a sappy romance, period piece combination. The whole movie is beautiful to look at even if you have to rewind a few times to understand what is being said because they are in Spain speaking English. I do not understand why this movie received such little publicity. I had never heard of it before I saw it in the Redbox, and I'm glad I rented it. I'm not trying to spoil the movie for you, but be warned the life of a Matadors mistress is a stressful one. ha The whole movie centers around the romance between the Matador and his mistress. She is his mistress, but not because he is married to another woman. You will understand once you watch the movie. Anyway to sum up, if you hate somewhat historical, sappy romances don't watch this one.


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